Elizabeth "Betty" Kruchten, age 83, passed away peacefully Monday, December 4, 2017.
Betty was born May 26, 1934 in the Town of Ashford, NY, a daughter of Harley & Eva Hattie (Hillman) Blake. She married John J. Kruchten of May 10, 1971; he predeceased her on Aug, 3, 1999. Betty was a wife, homemaker & mother. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by 2 children, Donald Lee & James E. Byroads; a brother, Howard Blake; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Kruchten and a grandson, Billy Hicks.
Betty enjoyed crocheting and collecting; especially yarn, jewelry and suitcases. She was a self-proclaimed garbage picker; doing most of her collecting at the Sparta Dump. She enjoyed western television shows' especially Little House on the Prairie and the Three Stooges.
Betty is survived by her children, Shirley Harper, Joseph Kruchten, Joanne Harper, Peter (Renee) Kruchten, Mary (John) Kendall and Kathryn (Joseph) Brueser; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; her siblings, Harold Blake, Donald Blake, Lou Bell Johnson & Eva Reed; several half-brothers & half-sisters; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 3-7 pm, Sunday and 1-2 pm Monday at the Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be 2 pm, Monday. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Scottsburg.
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Clara Barton Chapter #1, 57 Elizabeth Street, Dansville, NY 14437.